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Broner: I've Got Too Many Baby Mamas, Kids to Not Make Weight!

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Adrien Broner offered 13 reasons Monday why he won’t have any difficulty making weight for his fight against Mikey Garcia.

Broner jokingly referred during a press conference in Manhattan to his seven children and six “baby mamas” as all the incentive he needs to make the 140-pound limit for their July 29 fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. According to Broner, he’ll have to pay a $500,000 penalty if he comes in over 140 pounds when he and Garcia weigh in July 28.

“Everybody be like, ‘Is he gonna make weight?’ The weight’s not a problem,” Broner said. “You know, I haven’t made weight lately because for what? And they gonna pay me the same if I fight at 44? F*** yeah I’m gonna fight at 44! And then everybody be makin’ a big deal about it when, on paper, it say 44 and I make 44, and they’re like, ‘Oh, he’s overweight.’ Like, ‘Sh*t, I made weight. Look at the paper.’

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“Now I got a reason to make 140, you know? Because we ain’t about to pay the man to put these hands on. They talkin’ about giving up half-a-million if I don’t make weight. Y’all ain’t think I’m gonna make weight? I ain’t got a dollar to give to nobody right now. All my baby mamas and kids, man, y’all be crazy! Sh*t! Listen man, you know, but I’m definitely training my ass off, man. And I think this will be one of the best performances of my career and I think this will take me to the superstardom, where I need to be.”

The hefty financial penalty in their contracts is understandable because Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) has had trouble making weight in each of his past two fights and Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) is moving up from 135 pounds to 140 for their 12-round fight next month.

Two weeks before Broner’s last fight, Adrian Granados revealed that Broner made him “a take-it or leave-it offer” to increase their original contract weight from 142 pounds to 147.

Granados agreed to the late change because he didn’t want to pass up a career-high $250,000 payday. Broner beat Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) by split decision in a 10-round fight February 18 in Cincinnati, Broner’s hometown.

The day before Broner’s previous fight in April 2016, he weighed in at 140½ pounds for his WBA super lightweight title defense against England’s Ashley Theophane. Broner didn’t attempt to come back to the scale at 140 pounds and was stripped of his title a day prior to defeating Theophane (40-7-1, 11 KOs) by ninth-round technical knockout in Washington, D.C.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lomadeaux on 06-20-2017

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;17783413]Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You don't need to be wishing bad on some innocent kids. Neither one of you are perfect and unless you two have 20 year old kids who are out in the…

Comment by alexguiness on 06-20-2017

Like it's something he is actually PROUD of...SMH AB will be flat a$$ broke by the time he retires.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-20-2017

[QUOTE=Lomadeaux;17783391]Look at the example he sets. It's fkin true.[/QUOTE] Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You don't need to be wishing bad on some innocent kids. Neither one of you are perfect and unless you two have 20 year…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-20-2017

After Broner received his proper ass whooping vs Maidana, I have slowly started to embrace him. This is funny.

Comment by Lomadeaux on 06-20-2017

[QUOTE=Blue54;17781238]C'mon bro don't claim that on somebody kids future.[/QUOTE] Look at the example he sets. It's fkin true.

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